Imagine a world where Buckingham Palace will be surrounded by slums housing climate refugees. There are possibilities that the rising climate change could eventually show up this picture. The U.K. artists Didier Madoc-Jones and Robert Graves imagined the future scenes of London, according to the projections made by the scientists.
"We are hearing global impacts of change in climate. But the facts are either in words, or some two-dimensional graphics," says Didier Madoc-Jones. The two artists picturised the condition of London in their mind from the news pieces and reports they’re getting from other parts of the globe and created graphics of the future scenes of various parts of London.
Their artistic works portrayed the rising sea levels turning London into Venice, where boats will be used to navigate the city. The other image showcased Buckingham Palace surrounded by slum which is home to the climate refugees. While other images held the story of temperature extreme where melting Arctic ice changes the Gulf stream’s path and the alterations in rainfall in the deserts due to climate change.
"We tried to come up with a story where we could portray different views," says Madoc-Jones. He further added, "In the scene where rice is being grown in front of the Parliament House, we want the people to judge rightly—what is more valuable, politics or growing staple crops? The graphics also intend to highlight the idea that the United Kingdom might need to become more self-sufficient in order to meet the needs that might arise due to collapse of global systems."